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Dorset - Christchurch Highcliffe and Mudeford

Chris Day | Hengistbury Huts

Hengistbury Huts

Hengistbury Huts
Chris Day | Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight as seen from Avon beach Mudeford
Chris Day | Historic Christchurch

Historic Christchurch

View of Christchurch Priory and the Norman House
Chris Day | Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay as viewed across Christcurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head. This is the mouth of the river Stour which was joined by the river Avon a short way before.
Chris Day | Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat with an old fashioned grainy look
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory in Dorset
Chris Day | The Needles

The Needles

The Needles on the Isle of Wight seen from Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head on a cold frosty Boxing Day morning.
Chris Day | Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head in Dorset with the Isle of Wight in the background
Chris Day | Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head in Dorset with the Isle of Wight in the background
Chris Day | Christchurch Castle

Christchurch Castle

Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11thcentury to protect the town's and river access to the interior of Wessex. It was built inside the Saxon fort whose walls were probably used to build the castle mound or motte. The luxurious Contable's Hall was built around 1150. The stone keep, (slighted after 1650), replaced a wooden structure about 1300. The castle saw action in the Anarchy about 1147 and in the Civil War in 1645.
Chris Day | The Needles

The Needles

The Needles on the Isle of Wight seen from Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Norman House

Norman House

The remains of a 12th-century riverside chamber block or 'Constable's House'. This very early example of domestic architecture includes a rare Norman chimney. This can be found in the grounds of Christchurch Castle, Dorset. As seen from the Castle Street road bridge across the river Avon
Chris Day | The Priory

The Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch in Dorset. The harbour and skyline
Chris Day | Mudeford Beach in Dorset

Mudeford Beach in Dorset

Mudeford Beach in Dorset
Chris Day | Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay as viewed across Christcurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head. This is the mouth of the river Stour which was joined by the river Avon a short way before.
Chris Day | Beach Huts

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Beach Huts

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Avon Beach

Avon Beach

View of Avon Beach from Mudeford Harbour
Chris Day | The Needles

The Needles

The Needles on the Isle of Wight seen from Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Fishing nets at Mudeford Quay

Fishing nets at Mudeford Quay

Fishing nets at Mudeford Quay
Chris Day | Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford

Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford

Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford
Chris Day | Beach Huts

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour in Dorset
Chris Day | Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour

Boats moored in Christchurch Harbour
Chris Day | Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch in Dorset. The harbour and skyline
Chris Day | Contables House

Contables House

The remains of a 12th-century riverside chamber block or 'Constable's House'. This very early example of domestic architecture includes a rare Norman chimney. This can be found in the grounds of Christchurch Castle, Dorset. As seen from across the river Avon
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | The Priory

The Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford

Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford

Needles on the Isle of Wight as viewed from Mudeford
Chris Day | Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch Skyline

Christchurch in Dorset. The harbour and skyline
Chris Day | Beach Huts

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight as Viewed from Mudeford in Dorset
Chris Day | Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head beach
Chris Day | Christchurch

Christchurch

Christchurch in Dorset
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | River View

River View

The river Avon in Dorset
Chris Day | Historic Christchurch

Historic Christchurch

View of Christchurch Priory and the Norman House
Chris Day | Christchurch Dorset

Christchurch Dorset

Christchurch as viewed from Hengistbury head
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory in Dorset
Chris Day | Beach Huts

Beach Huts

Beach Huts at Hengistbury Head
Chris Day | Noddy Train

Noddy Train

The Noddy train makes its way to the end of Hengistbury Head at Christchurch Harbour in Dorset
Chris Day | Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head in Dorset with the Isle of Wight in the background
Chris Day | A collage of Christchurch and the Priory

A collage of Christchurch and the Priory

A collage of Christchurch and the Priory.
Chris Day | Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

Stone steps on a pathway on Hengistbury Head in Dorset
Chris Day | Groyne at Highcliffe

Groyne at Highcliffe

A groyne covered with seaweed on Highcliffe Beach
Chris Day | Towards Christchurch

Towards Christchurch

A view toward Christchurch across the reed beds and frozen waters of Christchurch harbour from Hengistbry Head.
Chris Day | Hengistbury head towards Mudeford

Hengistbury head towards Mudeford

A misty Mudeford as seen from Hengistbury Head with a heavy frost.
Chris Day | Faulty Towers

Faulty Towers

Beach huts at Highcliffe beach in Dorset
Chris Day | Reed Beds

Reed Beds

Christchurch Harbour in Dorset